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George Springer 'a little sore'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Astros left fielder George Springer will serve as the designated hitter Sunday because he's "a little sore," manager Bo Porter told the Houston Chronicle. Chris Carter will take his spot in left.

Springer sat out Friday with knee soreness.

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Rangers set rotation beyond All-Star break
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Rangers manager Ron Washington said his rotation after the All-Star break will be Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch, with the other two spots up in the air, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Washington also mentioned Miles Mikolas as a candidate to start.

Texas opens a three-game series at Toronto on Friday.

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Phillies outline post-break rotation plans
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett will be on the hill in the team's second-half opener Friday against the Braves, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He will be followed by Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick in the three-game series at Atlanta.

Cliff Lee (elbow) will then be activated off the 60-day disabled list to open a series vs. San Francisco July 21. He will be followed by Roberto Hernandez before the rotation resets.

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Scott Baker gets Sunday start
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Rangers pitcher Scott Baker will get Sunday's start against the Angels. Baker last started a game July 3, and has been used in relief twice since. He's 0-2 with a 5.84 ERA in 14 games, including three starts.

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Cliff Lee to rejoin Phillies' rotation July 21
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee (elbow) will rejoin the rotation July 21 vs. San Francisco, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Lee is expected to make his final rehab start for Class A Clearwater Monday.

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Derek Holland's first rehab start scheduled for late July
by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Rangers lefty Derek Holland will go to Arizona on Friday to continue his throwing program, then is tentatively scheduled to begin a rehab assignment July 28 with Double-A Frisco, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The paper said Holland's first start for Frisco would encompass two innings and about 35 pitches.

“That is the way we planned it right now,” pitching coach Mike Maddux said. “When you put stuff on paper, you’re conservative. If he accelerates it, that’s good. But we don’t want to do too much too soon and have a setback. There is a difference between throwing on the side and throwing in game conditions. You can’t simulate game conditions."

Holland has yet to pitch this season following offseason knee surgery.

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Jarred Cosart expects to top out at 190 innings
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart said he expects to top out at 190 innings this season, according to MLB.com. He indicated the team would increase his innings by 20 percent after he totaled 153 innings between the majors and minors last season.

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Kyle Zimmer to resume throwing Monday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Royals top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer, who's been out since late May with a strained lat, will start throwing Monday in Arizona, reports the Kansas City Star. The Royals hope Zimmer, their first pick in the 2012 draft, will pitch some one-inning outings in the minors later this year.

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Desmond Jennings not in lineup
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings, who fouled a ball off his left knee Friday, remained out of the lineup Sunday. The injury is not believed to be serious, and Jennings indicated he plans to play Friday after the All-Star break.

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Ryan Hanigan unable to go
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Still dealing with soreness in his left side, Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan remained out of the lineup Sunday. Hanigan was a late scratch Friday and has not played since last Tuesday. He's batting .212 with four homers and 27 RBI in 165 at-bats.

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